Every morning you feel your hair greasy, heavy and sticky on your head. You’re tired of having oily hair and want tips for a healthy scalp and fluffy hair. Here are some tips that might help you.
Do you have greasy hair when using Brazilian hair?
First, you may consider your hair oily when you need to wash it more often than every few days. Oily hair comes from a hormonal problem, from a disruption of your sebaceous glands which, operating in accelerated mode, secrete an excessive amount of sebum. Produced in too large quantities, this sebum chokes the roots of your hair, weighing it down and giving it an oily appearance just a few hours after the last shampoo.
Why do we have greasy hair?
Pollution, stress, hormones, an inadequate diet, a period of great fatigue, unsuitable shampoos or the excessive use of hair coloring can contribute to making your hair oily.
To avoid having greasy hair, it is enough, as for dry hair, to take care of it. In order to take care of your hair, you need to understand what is causing your problem. You should therefore observe how your hair reacts to air-drying, the absence of styling products, a change of hairstyle, etc. The cause may be simpler than you think.
Wash your hair well
If you have oily hair, it is important to treat it, as it can cause other inconveniences such as lack of volume, dandruff or even itching. The first thing to do for good hair maintenance is to wash your hair. However, you have to know how to do it well.
In order to reduce the chances of having oily hair, avoid massaging your scalp too vigorously, as this stimulates the sebaceous glands and increases sebum secretion. It used to be recommended to do two shampoos, but the products have changed and this is no longer necessary, especially if you wash your hair daily.
It is also best to avoid the use of conditioner. But if you have dry ends, apply conditioner only to them and, if possible, use an aerosol conditioner rather than a bottle. Finally, choose a conditioner designed specifically for long hair or normal hair.
Recommendations to reduce the risk of having oily hair
- Avoid washing your hair with very hot water
- Avoid sticking your hair dryer to your scalp
- Avoid running your hands through your hair
- Use a shampoo suitable for oily hair or a neutral pH shampoo
- Avoid putting too much shampoo: a hazelnut on damp hair is enough
- Lather and rinse immediately with cold water
- Avoid using baby or children’s shampoo
- Say goodbye to 2-in-1 shampoos
How to choose the right product?
For all those who have oily hair, the ideal is to take the time to choose the products you use. Read the ingredients on the bottles and look for shampoos that are high in sodium lauryl sulfate and have a low dose of conditioning ingredients like lanolin. Even if you don’t have dandruff, you can use an anti-dandruff shampoo, as it is known to dry out the hair. Finally, avoid enriched shampoos such as shea shampoos.
The good gestures
It is important to pat your hair dry with a towel to reduce drying time. Also, avoid drying your hair on high heat since it excites your scalp. If you can, it is also preferable to favor drying in the open air. And, when you dry your hair, opt for a circular movement which makes it possible not to stay too long in the same place.
When styling your hair, use only a plastic comb or brush made of natural fibers such as boar bristles. Also avoid styling products, as these weigh your hair down and stimulate sebum production.
Have a good diet
Did you know that foods high in sugars and refined flour such as pastries, white bread, rice, etc. reduce your chances of having healthy hair? Did you know that industrially processed foods cause an increase in insulin levels and stimulate the secretion of androgens which leads to an increase in sebum production? In order to increase your chances of having healthy hair, it is recommended that you consume fortified cereals, legumes, meat and fish. Vitamin B6 must also be part of the diet of people with oily hair since it acts in particular on the sebaceous glands and regulates sebum secretion.